Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

4-2005

Publication Source

Economics Letters

Volume

87

Issue

1

Start Page

95

Last Page

101

DOI

10.1016/j.econlet.2004.10.007

Abstract

Experimental and empirical evidence identifies social preferences and proposes competing models of such preferences. We find that participants match the contributions of others in the voluntary contribution mechanism (VCM). We also examine a game with different equilibria, the weakest link mechanism (WLM). Here, in contrast, participants match the minimum contribution of others.

Copyright/Permission Statement

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Keywords

experimental economics, public goods, voluntary contribution mechanism, weakest link mechanism

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.